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Halloween Candy: Beat the Temptation

By Virginia Laird

Within the last couple of weeks the aisles of every supermarket has begun stocking up the Halloween candy. If you have passed this section, you know how easily you can get lost in the sea of orange wrappers and ghost shaped treats. It is then that you might notice how strong the temptation of such candy can be. Research suggests that consuming too much candy can cause weight gain, increase your probability of developing diabetes, and much more. Health and wellness experts suggest there are a few tips to help you beat the temptation, including:

  • Don’t purchase it
  • Limit your trick-or-treating stops
  • Allow for a few pieces of candy
  • When all else fails, be sure to exercise

Don’t Purchase It

The first tip is to completely avoid the candy. Do not buy it. Not only should you skip out on the purchase, you should avoid the aisle at the store. Research suggests if you never make the purchase, you are unlikely to consume candy. Health and wellness experts advise that if you feel it necessary to buy a bag of candy, it is best to limit the number of bags you purchase throughout the entire Halloween season.

Limit Your Trick-or-Treating Stops

Those who are trying to avoid the temptation of consuming too much candy this Halloween should limit the stops while trick-or-treating with the kids. Health and wellness experts suggest that the fewer homes you stop at, the less candy you can bring home to be tempted with.

Allow for a Few Pieces of Candy

If you are one with a serious sweet tooth, you may believe you need a few pieces of candy to get through the month of October. Health and wellness experts advise that you should allow for a small amount of candy consumption. Limiting yourself means, exactly that. You need to stick to the guides that you set forth. For some, this limit may be one piece each day, or so many per week. No matter what you decide, make sure you are willing to stick to it.

When All Else Fails, Be Sure to Exercise

Maybe you are one who needs some sugar in your daily diet to function. If this is you, then you might want to make sure you are finding time to exercise routinely. Prioritizing exercise can help you burn some of the calories consumed while eating sweets. Fitness experts suggest that the average workout burns somewhere between 400 and 600 calories.

Now that you have all the right advice, it is time to begin putting the Halloween candy temptation behind you.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Citrus Heights, Calif.

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